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Lim Na-young to take lead role in I.O.I

  • Published : Apr 7, 2016 - 13:51
  • Updated : Apr 7, 2016 - 13:51

New girl group I.O.I‘s leader has been confirmed to be Lim Na-young, according to a news report Thursday.

According to Korean news outlet Star News, oldest member Lim was chosen as group leader after all 11 members -- Kim Chung-ha, Kim Se-jeong, Jung Chae-yeon, Zhou Jieqiong, Kim So-hye, Yoo Yeun-jung, Choi Yoo-jung, Kang Mi-na, Kim Do-yeon, Ennik Somi Douma and Lim -- put it to a vote.

Lim, 20, participated in the music competition program “Produce 101” -- aimed at creating an 11-member girl group out of 101 trainees with its viewers voting for their favorite -- as a trainee from Pledis Entertainment. She took 10th place in the final round of the 11-episode audition program.

Before Lim debuted as an I.O.I member Friday, she had potential opportunities to join After School and Hello Venus, both of which ultimately fell through.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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